Turkey eyes to strengthen tourism sector development: ministry
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 28
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey’s tourism sector will further develop and additional work will be carried out in the industry for this purpose, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey told Trend June 28.
The ministry noted that the development of tourism and increase of revenues from this sector, as before, is one of priorities of the Turkish government.
“Presently, Turkey’s tourism sector is rather developed and is one of the profitable sectors, but this is not enough,” the ministry said.
The ministry also noted that almost all regions of Turkey have tourism potential, but not all of them have developed tourism.
“A number of important steps will be taken to develop the tourism sector in all regions of Turkey,” the ministry said.
Earlier, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Turkey told Trend that 11.8 million tourists visited Turkey during the five months of 2018, which is 30.8 percent more than in the same period of 2017.
The ministry noted that this figure is an all-time record.
The ministry also noted that Turkey plans to receive about 50 million tourists by the end of the year.
"Until the end of 2018, Turkey’s revenues from tourism may reach $32 billion,” the ministry said.
According to the results of 1Q18, 7.263 million foreign tourists visited Turkey.
In January-March 2018, Turkey’s income from tourism increased by 31.3 percent compared to the same period last year.
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